This just over the wires. Multiple arrests. US targets including NYC. Developing story:
Canada to announce arrests after thwarting 'major terrorist attack' -- CBC
(Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies will announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported, citing unidentified "highly placed" sources.
The operation was coordinated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, CBC said.
Canada's national police agency was expected to hold a news conference later on Monday to give details of the alleged plot.
Law enforcement officials said the suspects have no connection to the two brothers accused of bombings at the Boston Marathon last week, CBC said.
(Reporting by Alastair Sharp and Cameron French; Editing by Janet Guttsman and Doina Chiacu)
U.S. officials said the alleged plot was not linked with last week's Boston Marathon bombings. CBC said the operations was conducted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
The arrests follow not only the Boston bombings but revelations that Canadians took part in an attack by militants on a gas plant in Algeria in January.
It also recalls the arrests in 2006 of a group of more than a dozen Toronto-area muslims accused of planning to plant bombs at various Canadian targets.